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Gauss was a German scientist and mathematician. People call him the
founder of modern mathematics. He also worked in astronomy and physics.
His work in astronomy and physics is nearly as significant as that in
mathematics. Gauss also worked in crystallography, optics, biostatisics,
Gauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Brunswick. Brunswick is what is now
called West Germany, He was born to peasant couple. Gauss's father didn't
want Gauss to go to a University. In elementary school he soon impressed
his teacher, who is said to have convinced Gauss's father that his son
should be permitted to study with a view toward entering a university. In
secondary school nobody recognize his talent for math and science because
he rapidly distinguished himself in ancient languages. When Gauss was 14
he impressed the duke of Brunswick with his computing skill.
The duke was
so impressed that he generously supported Gauss until his death in 1806.
Gauss conceived almost all his basic mathematical discoveries between the
ages of 14 and 17. In 1791 he began to do totally new and innovative work
in mathematics. In 1793-94 he did intensive research in number theory,
especially on prime number. He made this his life's passion and is regarded
as its modern founder.
Gauss studied at the University of Gottingen from 1795 to 1798. He soon
decided to write a book on the theory of numbers. It appeared in 1801
under the title 'Disquisitiones arithmeticae'. This classic work usually
is held to be Gauss's greatest accomplishment. Gauss discovered on March
30, 1796, that circle, using only compassses and straightedge the first
such discovery in Euclidean construction in more than 2,00 years.
His interest turned to...